The company I work for, Platform9, made two announcements this week. The first is that we have closed a Series B round of funding and the second is that support for VMware vSphere is now generally available (GA). Platform9 CEO and Co-founder, Sirish Raghuram, has blogged about the significance of the funding news. We also view the […]

One of the more interesting developments that we are seeing within the Platform9 customer base and among the users we speak with regularly is the growing desire to leverage OpenStack as a “manager of managers” for different types of technologies such as server virtualization and containers. This lines up with the messaging that the OpenStack Foundation has been putting […]

Anyone who has ever attempted to upgrade a cloud platform, be it from Microsoft, OpenStack, or VMware, will readily attest that doing so in a live production environment is not for the faint of heart. No Cloud Admin wants to suffer through a failed upgrade that causes a production cloud to be degraded, unavailable, or […]

It seems like only yesterday that we were in Vancouver for the Spring OpenStack Summit and it’s already time to start turning our attention to Tokyo for the Fall summit. Tokyo will be my first Summit representing Platform9 as their Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances. An important aspect of any Summit are the […]

The worst day of my life occurred on February 28, 2012.  That was the day my wife, Christine, lost her nearly 2 year long battle against stomach cancer at the age of 39, leaving me behind with our then 8 year old daughter, Erin.  I am not one who believes in the redeeming value of tragedies […]

  The good folks over at Mirantis recently started their own podcast to complement their very informative OpenStack:Now newsletter.  I had a great time chatting with Nick Chase and John Jainschigg about what is happening in the OpenStack ecosystem, about VMware, and about what Platform9 is doing to change the game when it comes to private […]

As many of you know, I recently joined a company called Platform9 as their Director of Technical Marketing. Our mission is to make private clouds easy for any enterprise at any scale. This means creating a solution that provide some important benefits for our customers including: A private cloud that is not only simple to deploy […]


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